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Kindergarten Art Standards

1.0 Perceiving and Responding: Aesthetic Education Students will


demonstrate the ability to perceive, interpret, and respond to ideas,
experiences, and the environment through visual art.
1. Identify describe, and interpret observed form
a. Describe colors, lines, shapes, and textures found in the environment
b. Represent observed form by combining colors, lines, shapes, and textures
2. Identify and compare ways in which selected artworks represent what people see,
know, feel, and imagine
a. Describe the subject matter of various works of art
b. Use color, line, shape, and texture to represent ideas visually from observation,
memory, and imagination
3. Experiment with the elements of art and principles of design to develop personally
meaningful compositions
a. Explore and discuss how color, line, shape, and texture are used in artworks
b. Create artworks that use color, line, shape, and texture to express personal
ideas
2.0 Historical, Cultural, and Social Context: Students will demonstrate an
understanding of visual arts as an essential aspect of history and human
experience.
1. Determine ways in which works of art express ideas about self, other people, places,
and events
a. Observe works of art and describe ideas expressed by different artists
b. Use selected works of art as inspiration to express ideas visually and verbally
2. Discuss reasons why people (including self) create and use art by studying artworks
and other sources of information
a. Discuss and describe artworks with common themes or similar ideas expressed
b. Identify reasons for creating personal artworks
3. Differentiate among works by artists representative of different cultures
a. Discuss and describe the common themes or subject matter of selected
artworks from different cultures
4. Describe processes used to interpret and express ideas in the visual arts and other
disciplines
a. Identify connections between the visual arts and other disciplines
b. Identify processes used to make art
3.0 Creative Expression and Production: Students will demonstrate the
ability to organize knowledge and ideas for expression in the production of art.
1. Create images and forms from observation, memory, imagination, and feelings
a. Experiment with art media, processes, and techniques and identify ways they
can be used to express thoughts and feelings
b. Manipulate art media, materials, and tools safely
c. Create artworks that explore the uses of color, line, shape, and texture to
express ideas and feelings
2. Investigate a variety of ways that artists develop ideas and organize the elements of
art in response to what they see, know, and feel
a. Identify ways that artists develop ideas and feelings
b. Identify color, line, shape, and texture in artworks that convey what they see,
know, and feel

4.0 Aesthetics and Criticism: Students will demonstrate the ability to make
aesthetic judgments.
1. Develop and apply criteria to analyze personally created artworks and the artworks of
others
a. Observe, and respond to selected artworks